About CCIM

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THE CCIM INSTITUTE

The CCIM Institute was established in 1954 to give commercial real estate practitioners a previously unrealized opportunity to further their business practices through focused education and networking opportunities. Today, with the addition of advanced technology tools, CCIM is the global leader in commercial and investment real estate education and services. And the coveted CCIM designation, recognized as a hallmark of professional competency, affords members an undisputed competitive advantage. Our membership represents diversity in culture, gender, and age from all disciplines in the commercial real estate industry.

ABOUT CCIM

  • CCIM is comprised of one of the largest commercial real estate networks in the world.
  • Approximately 13,000 professionals, only six percent of all commercial real estate practitioners, hold the respected CCIM designation throughout every state, across Canada and Mexico, and in more than 30 nations overseas.
  • The CCIM network represents a diverse group of commercial real estate professionals that reflect multiple disciplines within the industry, including leasing, appraisal, commercial brokerage, investments, property management, lending/mortgage banking, legal and development.
  • The CCIM designation makes you a part of a special group of like-minded professionals who all share the same aspirations – to be successful in their careers and to help others like ourselves to be successful as well.
  • If you ask around the industry, you’ll learn that companies and other real estate professionals are more likely to seek out experts who possess the CCIM designation, as they know CCIM stands for trust, knowledge, reliability, hardworking, and ethical.

Networking

Networking

Networking and creating relationships with fellow CCIMs has proven to be extremely valuable and financially rewarding for our members.

Education

Education

The #1 goal of CCIM courses is simple: To give you the knowledge and tools needed to make successful deals and, in turn, increase your own personal income.

Technology

Technology

CCIM’s exclusive tools and technology gives members access to proprietary technology and tools.

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“What’s a CCIM?”

A CCIM is a  Certified Commercial Investment Member who provides clients with the assurance that every decision will be made in the best interest of their investment objectives.

CCIMs rated the following benefits as the most important benefits of holding the CCIM designation:

Knowledge attained from CCIM designation education

Credibility with other real estate professionals

Differentiation from other real estate professionals

A few key points:

  • CCIM is the most prestigious designation commercial real estate professionals can achieve within the industry.
  • By partnering with a CCIM, you effectively utilize the top-level, most reliable performers in the industry.
  • When you use a CCIM, you choose a trusted community of real estate professionals that are consistently sought for their dependability, integrity, intelligence, success and confidence.
  • CCIM designees are bound to the strictest ethical guidelines and standards of practice in the industry today. In addition, each CCIM has successfully completed a graduate level program comprised of 200 hours of education.

The CCIM lapel pin is earned after successfully completing a designation process that ensures CCIMs are proficient not only in theory, but also in practice.

This elite corps of CCIMs includes brokers, leasing professionals, investment counselors, asset managers, appraisers, corporate real estate executives, property managers, developers, institutional investors, commercial lenders, attorneys, bankers, and other allied professionals.

  • Recognized as an expert in the disciplines of Commercial & Investment Real Estate
  • Over 9,000 Professionals in North America & over 30 countries
  • Skills in Financial Analysis, Market Analysis, User Decision Analysis & Investment Analysis
  • $200 Billion in annual transactions
  • Most coveted & respected designation in the industry

CCIM FACTS

Avg Years of Experience

81%
 Have a Bachelor’s Degree or Higher



 Constitute Only

% of 150,000 Commercial Practitioners

Belonging to CCIM means being part of an ethical and knowledgeable network that fosters lasting relationships based on mutual respect.

“Why Use a CCIM?”

There are countless benefits to working with a CCIM. Commercial real estate investment requires the counsel of a qualified professional. A Certified Commercial Investment Member provides clients with the assurance that every decision will be made in the best interest of their investment objectives. When assembling a commercial real estate investment team, start with a CCIM.

Credibility

CCIM is the most prestigious designation commercial real estate professionals can achieve within the industry. Graduate-level education, coupled with industry-leading technology tools, practical proven experience, and indepth knowledge of their local markets, gives CCIMs the ability and the credibility to conduct business confidently and successfully. By partnering with a CCIM, you effectively utilize the top-level, most reliable performers in the industry: with an average of 19 years of experience, 70% of CCIM members hold executive-level positions and 90% of members refer clients to other business services. When you use a CCIM, you choose the most credible professional in the business.

Community

Today there are CCIMs in every state, across Canada and Mexico, and in more than 30 countries around the world. Domestically, the network encompasses more than 1,000 markets, from large metropolitan areas to small cities and towns. A truly global network, CCIMs are a powerful force in more than 1,000 markets, large and small. When you use a CCIM, you choose a trusted community of real estate professionals that are consistently sought for their dependability, integrity, intelligence, success and confidence.

Integrity

CCIM designees are bound to the strictest ethical guidelines and standards of practice in the industry today. In addition, each CCIM has successfully completed a graduate level program comprised of 200 hours of education. If you ask around the industry, you’ll learn that companies and other real estate professionals are more likely to seek out experts who possess the CCIM designation, as they know CCIM stands for trust, knowledge and reliability. When you use a CCIM, you choose experts with integrity.

Measurement

Overall, CCIM’s global network enables members to close thousands of transactions annually, representing more than $200 billion in value. But closing transactions is only part of what CCIMs can do. In addition to holding dealmaking occupations in every property sector, CCIMs are also found in leasing, asset management, development, lending, financing, property management, site selection and corporate real estate positions. So, whatever assistance your real estate project requires, a CCIM can help you achieve a better result. In fact, only 6 percent of all commercial real estate practitioners hold the elite CCIM designation, which reflects not only the caliber of the program, but why it is one of the most respected designations in the industry. When you use a CCIM, you choose a professional who produces measurable results.

“How can I become a CCIM?”

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